In recognition of International Women’s Day 2013, Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, and in collaboration with Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, introduced a 50% discount on all tenant applications for ‘Studio 9’ at Dubai Ladies Club – the first Business Incubation Centre (BIC) for young women entrepreneurs in the UAE – during March 2013.
‘Studio 9’ provides Hot Desk offices well equipped to run projects & businesses, where young entrepreneurs can establish their business at a minimal cost fully equipped. The business centre will provide an ideal working environment that aids in creating and developing small and medium business projects. Aspiring young UAE national women will find the Centre a nurturing place to start their own private business and secure all the support they need to effectively manage and grow their enterprises, at a reasonable cost.
On the occasion, Muna Bin Kalli, Executive Director of Dubai Ladies Club, said, “Under the capable guidance of our wise leadership, the UAE has always emphasised that the advancement of women is of prime importance to the economy, business and society. Entrepreneurial women have a significant role to play in developing the social and economical environment but we can sometimes overlook the type of support women might need to get a business off the ground or the way that support can best be delivered to suit their circumstances. Our International Women’s Day offer is our humble way to support and celebrate the range of Emirati female talents we have among us and help them fulfil their potential and achieve their goals as female entrepreneurs.”
The mission of ‘Studio 9’ at Dubai Ladies Club is to be an enhanced business support service provision and capacity building. The nature of support services provided through participating SME’s will encompass the full scope from new business idea development, supporting entrepreneurs in developing business plans, and guiding the business for three years as they go through a customer acquisition phase and achieving break-even.
In addition of the special offer during March 2013, Dubai Ladies Club will provide discount on all services and facilities within the Club; no administration fees on memberships; access and use of the corporate meeting rooms; and also ample parking spaces for tenants and their guests.
Since its inception in 2003, Dubai Ladies Club has consistently worked towards improving the quality of life of Emirati and expatriate women living in the UAE through in-house events, facilities and pilot projects. Committed to empowering Emirati women, Dubai Ladies Club has consistently organized exclusive programs and events in various fields of sports, art, social and cultural rights, as part of its commitment to develop the potential and capacity of women, enabling them to actively participate whilst encouraging continuous development.